Loooks a goood boook
Loooks a goood boook
Nice that you took the time to come and chat with us!
I shall be checking this book out after the above recommendations.
Happy new year!
Excellent book. In a single volume head-to-head, personally I think it bests RM's "Bushcraft".
"Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted."
Once again, many thanks for your comments, someone asked when it would be published in the Netherlands ~ it is now available in German and has been translated and licensed by the Danish Royal Marine Korps.
Does anyone know the differences between 'The Survival Handbook in Association with the Royal Marines Commandos' and the'Survival Skills' (both by Colin Towell)?
Is that one only the pocket edition, or have any other major changes?
Sample pages on the linked site shows that there are some differences in the text. I would be very curious if the errors was also fixed, or this edition contains further details in any topics.
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Hi guys, re the Survival Skills Book. A lot of people said they liked the original hard backed copy but thought it too big to stick in a backpack for referencing whilst out in the woods. The Survival Skills book was a solution to that, we simply reduced the original book , we used the original illustrations and much of the original text to produce a smaller, backpack friendly version that contained what we considered the 'essential' skills. In-fact in other countries the book is actually titled "Essential Survival Skills". Couldn't use that in the UK for some copy-write reason? We omitted First Aid and Food because I thought it would have been impossible to do justice to either subject in the limited space that would have been available - you would assume writing a book gives you a certain amount of freedom in dictating what you can achieve, but like most other things in life, you are always working to limitations beyond your control. I also felt that most people, if they were interested in the subject, would almost certainly have separate specialised field books on plants/trees/fungi/first aid...
I am presently working on a separate book which will cover the subject of survival food and its procurement. This will be based on what I have learned over the years and know to work; traps and mechanisms that don't require a degree in engineering and that can be remembered! I've seen too many instructors, standing with a hand full of sticks (SSSI's), trying to remember how a particular trigger works because it had been a few months since they had last given the lecture, and thought 'if the instructor has trouble remembering how is the poor students going to remember?'
Just to let you know that the few mistakes (mainly illustrators) that were made in the first book were actually corrected on the first re-print and the first book is now available in a laminated soft back version.